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ESPN – Major League Soccer not there yet, but it’s on the way to global legitimacy

Simon Carr and Nando Vila recap some of the MLS action from this past weekend. The ESPN FC crew are joined by the head of MLS referees Peter Walton to discuss the officiating in the game between Orlando City and NYCFC in which three players were cautioned for simulation. Last Friday, Major League Soccer's new season kicked off. It felt like a seismic campaign for what we still think of — back in the old world — as a newcomer to world football. Not just because the league is now 20 years young, but because it was welcoming two new teams, New York City and Orlando City, and a host of new stars, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, David Villa and Kaka among them. Even across the Atlantic, there was a sense that something was happening in the United States, that football…

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